Time for another quick look back at the week.
A full stadium, a great build-up and then the damp squib that was, for Sunderland supporters, SAFC v Liverpool.
We played well early on without creating much. Once Liverpool took advantage of the appalling decision to award them a penalty for a foul which, if committed at all, was clearly outside the penalty area, we just disintegrated to the extent that we played little further meaningful part in the game.
Then on Monday, Sunderland lodged and won an appeal against John Mensah’s sending off, which at least gave us the chance for some more grumpiness towards the awful referee Kevin Friend and his even more awful linesman Billy Smallwood.
Salut! Sunderland, as you can imagine, had lots to say. But you won’t go far wrong if you stick to one of these, just clicking on the highlighted text for the full posting:
* Pete Sixsmith’s Soapbox: Liverpool on the up but benefit from ref’s ineptitude
* The Mackem Diaspora: another of Jeremy’s ideas and we reopened the series to be able to run a terrific tale of supporting the lads in far-flung corners of the world
* And we looked at the absurd suggestion, given time of day in a shabby display of kneejerk journalism, that Steve Bruce was suspected of racism because he didn’t seem to like Marcos Angeleri very much.
As usual, there was a great deal more. I’ve only mentioned a fraction of it. Just navigate the site, scroll down to see what else we’ve been up to and look forward to proper football resuming next weekend.